With a steep rise in the number of affected persons with COVID-19, it is difficult for other people to step out of from their homes and seek health advice from the doctors who are busy treating the COVID-19 infected patients. Amid this situation, doctors from Maharashtra have begun a helpline number for the people to seek advice and to create awareness about deadly virus which has put a pause on the world.
The initiative #doctors Helpline #Fight against Corona is of MBBS doctors of Maharashtra to connect on a grass root level where people from rural areas could connect and discuss about their condition if facing any health issue.
From Nagpur Dr. Rahul Pawar, Dr. Sajal Bansal, Dr. Gokul Rakh initiated the work.
Dr Rahul informed that â€œas a health worker it is our duty to spread awareness about the deadly virus to the people as we know the cases of COVID-19 is on a rise. Out initiative has helped us create a chain of awareness and with this more doctors have connected with us. We have received around 1500 phone calls in the first week.
â€œOur initiative will help us to know about the affected person and create more awareness and help the country in fighting the war against the deadly virusâ€ he added.
Along with this we have created a page on Facebook by the name â€œArogya_rakshakâ€ in which all the helpline number are published and people can even connect us through the page.